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Why Google Is Making Massive, Crazy Bets On Drones And Robots

•, Megan Rose Dickey
Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones, and it's one of Google's latest "moonshot" acquisitions. 

Back in December, Google bought Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that creates robots for the military. 

Google's core business is search and advertising. So why is it doing buying a bunch of drones and robots? It sounds like something out of a sci fi novel.
But in fact, they're both long-term, strategic bets.
The third phase of the Internet.

Google is basically in its third phase. It's already mastered search and advertising, which were core desktop activities in the mid-2000s. Mobile came next, with its Android platform.

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